Laura Powers

Live from Cannes: Egyptian-American Film, Jumper

Live from Cannes: Egyptian-American Film, Jumper

Ayman Samman directed the short film “Jumper” which follows a distressed crisis negotiator who attempts to rescue - off the ledge - a young man who questions his sexual identity. Although the film tells the struggles of Middle Eastern LGBTQ individuals, its message of acceptance transcends cultural boundaries, and makes it undeniably universal. Laura talked with him and Rasha Mohamad, another principal actor in the film, at the Cannes Film Festival.Ayman's first major film role was in the Clint Eastwood's Oscar nominated blockbuster film American Sniper (2014) where he shared the memorable dinner scene with Bradley Cooper. He also had a small role in the Lifetime Movie Don't Look Back (2014) and the indie award winning thriller God's Slave (2013). In addition to movie appearances, he made guest star appearances in television hits like Lopez (2016), Blindspot (2015), NCIS: Los Angeles (2015), Satisfaction (2015) and Pretty Little Liars (2014). In (2017) Ayman booked recurring appearances on Scandal, Madam Secretary and The Looming Tower, NICS: New Orleans.www.aymanation.comTwitter and Instagram @aymanationFacebook @jumpershortfilmRasha Mohamad’s exposure to the world and various cultures led to her love of storytelling and acting, and her experiences from around the world enables her to tell more compelling and authentic stories.Rasha MohamadInstagram @rashamohamedhereTwitter @rashamohamednow To find out more about Laura and her work please visit her website at You can also find Laura on twitter @thatlaurapowers, on Facebook @thatlaurapowers, and on instagram at laurapowers44.

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